According to a family source, there may be a strong reason to keep our hopes up.
One of the big worries after the Fashion Police star stopped breathing was that even if she was woken up, she could have permanent brain damage.
"Preliminary tests appear to rule out brain dead. There seems to be some function."
Thanks goodness for that! We don't know if we could bear to lose that wit.
So how is Melissa Rivers doing through all this? Apparently she's keeping positive too. The source says:
"There is only one outlook Melissa is looking at now — She's like, 'When my mother wakes up…,' 'When my mother sees this and that …' There is only one trajectory she sees this going in the direction of, which is positive. She refuses to acknowledge any other outcome than Joan coming out of this."
Honestly that's the only outcome we can imagine right now too. We mean, it's Joan Rivers! She HAS to be OK.
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]